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BBC Studioworks invests in new technology

New technology includes UHD cameras, communications infrastructure and servers

BBC Studioworks has announced “significant” investment in new technology including cameras, communications infrastructure and servers.

At Elstree, Studioworks’ studios 8 and 9 have have undergone a major communications upgrade with the integration of Riedel Artist and Riedel Bolero wireless talkback systems. Key improvements include:

  • 24 Bolero belt packs per studio with six duplex channels, which are programmable on the fly
  • Full roaming capability for the belt packs covering both studios and adjacent dressing rooms, production offices and roadways
  • Comms connectivity to other Studioworks sites including all other studios and post production areas
  • Integration with the sound desk and studio’s General-Purpose Input Output infrastructure – expanding the system’s capabilities for controlling other devices

Studioworks’ decision to move to tapeless capture last year has led to the purchase of two additional six-channel EVS XT-VIA servers at Television Centre and a 12-channel EVS XS-VIA server at Elstree. The two existing EVS XT3 servers at TVC have also been upgraded to the latest specification.

Studioworks in also investing in a fleet of UHD Sony cameras for use in the George Lucas stage and studios 8 and 9 at Elstree.

“Since the reopening of Television Centre, BBC Studioworks has gone from strength to strength with solid growth achieved across our portfolio,” said David Conway, Managing Director, BBC Studioworks. “This investment underlines our commitment to providing clients with a consistent proposition which embraces the very latest technologies and ensures Studioworks continues to thrive as one of the UK’s leading television production facility providers.”